We interrupt your normal Friday Reads with a special post.
Today Gollancz says farewell (for now) to Mark Stay who is off to have adventures in film making and become our future Robot Overlord! Mark is an integral part to the Gollancz Team and we’re going to miss him terribly. We also couldn’t be happier for him. Good luck, Mark!
Now, we’ll let Mark tell you a little but more books, films and robots!
Today we have, for your enjoyment, another piece of short Gallow fiction. Publishing in two weeks, GALLOW: THE CRIMSON SHIELD is a fast-paced and exhilarating new fantasy from Nathan Hawke.
The End of Farri Moontongue Part 2
Location – … More
Last Friday, Film4 and Warp Films released DR. EASY, a short film directed by Shynola, online for free. Based on the first chapter of Matthew De Abaitua’s novel THE RED MEN, the film is, I think, worth ten minutes of your time. It stars Tom Hollander and the voice of Geraldine James, and looks great.
Shynola – best known for directing music videos for Radiohead, Blur and many more … More
George Orwell was born today (as Eric Blair) in 1903. A writer of immense importance and varied output he is best known for his novel 1984. And as we’re on an SF and Fantasy blog it’s the one I shall limit myself to here. Even if that does mean ignoring the perfect satire of Animal Farm, the truth and fairness of Down and Out in Paris and London, the sheer brilliance of the essays. I could go on…
So 1984. The … More
In July, Gollancz is delighted to be publishing the first Gallow book, THE CRIMSON SHIELD. Written by Nathan Hawke, a newcomer to the list, the Gallow books are fast-paced fantasy with a sharp edge. Gallow himself is a wonderful creation – a man adrift from his homeland and history, forced to live a quiet life, but unwilling to back down if forced into confrontation. And a very good fighter. Over the next few weeks we’ll be running … More